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Witnesses: Man hit, killed in Rocklin was trying to help family of ducks cross street

Police still investigating Rocklin accident that left man dead
Police still investigating Rocklin accident that left man dead 01:37

ROCKLIN – A person was struck by a vehicle along a busy Rocklin street Thursday night, police say.

The scene is at the intersection of Stanford Ranch Road and Park Drive. Rocklin police say confirmed that a fatal crash occurred around 8:30 p.m. when a vehicle struck a pedestrian who had gotten out of their vehicle. 

Mourners have left flowers and rubber ducks at the scene where the man was fatally struck. CBS Sacramento

The driver -- a 17-year-old girl -- stayed at the scene, officers say, and DUI is not suspected.

Witnesses reported that the man, later identified as Casey Rivara, left his vehicle to try and help a family of ducks cross the street. He was then struck by the vehicle.

Summer Peterson says her children saw it all unfold. 

"They were saying, 'Oh, it's so cute. It's so nice of him.' And then all of a sudden he was hit by a car," said Peterson while at a makeshift memorial for Rivara.

Mourners left flowers and rubber ducks at the intersection where the crash happened. 

As of now, police say the teenager is not facing any charges.

The roadway was closed down into the early morning hours Friday as officers investigated the scene. 

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